The coming year at UNBC


Fall semester

September to December 2020

Student sitting at a table in UNBCChallenging times require creative responses. We’re adapting quickly to support an incredible student journey. Many of our campus operations have changed, but we’re making sure our response is appropriate and considers the most important element – our community’s health, safety and well-being.

This semester will feature programming delivered largely via alternative modes of delivery, a lot of it online. This means many of you won’t return to campus for in-person instruction, but for those who do, we have safety protocols in place.


Winter semester

January to April 2021

We want to welcome you back to campus. We miss you all! As we finalize our plans, we are continuously exploring ways to offer more face-to-face instruction opportunities for selected clusters of courses and selected clusters of students. Many of our courses will be offered through alternative delivery modes. We will be publishing an updated schedule on Sept. 28, so please check back then to see how each course will be delivered.?It’s not too late to apply - reserve your spot and be ready to go!



Your safety, our priority

Nothing is more important than our community’s safety.

  • The majority of our faculty and staff are working remotely to ensure physical distancing and to promote a safe learning and work environment.
  • We continue to adhere to direction from public health officials.
  • We have increased our cleaning frequency.
  • We’ve introduced physical distancing protocols, re-worked room occupancy limits and more.
  • For those who do engage in in-person learning and work activities, we have safety plans and processes in place.

In short, we’re ready to act responsibly and carefully to ensure your safety.


Your shifting learning environment

Student using chemistry equipment at UNBCWe’ve had to make remarkable changes in short order to support our students’ learning experiences. But thanks to our exceptional faculty and dedicated staff, we’ve made that transition and are ready to support you. Sometimes, however, there’s no alternative to an in-person, hands-on experience. Don’t worry though; we have spacious, beautiful campuses located in uncrowded communities across the North. That, combined with leading safety protocols, means we are doing all we can to limit people’s exposure to one another so we continue to flatten the curve. You can review course schedules to see how, when and where classes will be offered. Those classes have been carefully designed to support a positive learning experience.


Campus Services

Many of our services have switched to remote support, while others are returning in modified ways to support in-person interactions when necessary. You can visit our campus status page to get the latest information.


UNBC’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

General information on Coronavirus
Information for current students
Information for future students
Information for international students
Information for faculty and employees